August 21, 2003 Subject:
Quite an informative background on the birth of the Amercian car. From Henry Ford's invention of the quadracycle, to the birth of the assembly line to the impact it had on the American way of life. The reenactments blend in with the stock footage so well that it's hard to differtiate what's what. This is quite an educational film.
Roland Deschain -
August 13, 2003 Subject:
Conclusion to The American Road...
In this final part we see a bunch of footage of Henry Ford late in life with his family, at home, at work or on the farm. Also mentions his work to invent the tractor too, which probably isn't common knowledge.
It's all very nostalgic. The music turns up a notch, Ford rides around in his quadrocycle with his wife, and toward the end we see how roads look 'today' with montages of 70's cars and roads.
This is good to watch as an ending to the three parts, but it doesn't really stand up on its own.